Shirley Ross

Shirley Ross
1909 - 1975

Shirley Ross  American Actress


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Shirley Ross passed away on 9th Mar 1975 aged 66.


Shirley Ross was previously married to Ken Dolan.

She was in relationships with Henry Fonda and James Stewart.


American Actress Shirley Ross passed away on 9th Mar 1975 Menlo Park, California aged 66. Born Bernice Gaunt on 7th January, 1909 in Omaha, Nebraska and educated at Hollywood High School, Shirley Ross is most remembered for The Big Broadcast of 1938 in a career that spanned 1927–1946. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Shirley Ross was in an on-screen matchup with Bob Hope in Thanks for the Memory (1938).

Shirley Ross is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Nebraska, 20th-century American singers and 20th-century American actresses.


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First Name Shirley
Last Name Ross
Maiden Name Gaunt
Full Name at Birth Bernice Gaunt
Age 66 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th January, 1909
Birthplace Omaha, Nebraska
Died 9th March, 1975
Place of Death Menlo Park, California
Cause of Death Cancer
Build Slim
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hollywood High School
University Ucla
Occupation Text Singer, actor, pianist
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Big Broadcast of 1938
Year(s) Active 1927–1946
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Shirley Ross (January 7, 1913 – March 9, 1975) was an American actress and singer, notable for her duet with Bob Hope, "Thanks for the Memory" from The Big Broadcast of 1938. She appeared in 25 feature films between 1933 and 1945, including singing earlier and wholly different lyrics for the Rodgers and Hart song in Manhattan Melodrama (1934) that later became "Blue Moon."

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Shirley Ross66 CapricornActress
Ken Dolan-
James Stewart89 TaurusActor
Henry Fonda77 TaurusActor


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A Song for Miss Julie1945Valerie KimbroMovie
Kisses for Breakfast1941Juliet MarsdenMovie
Sailors on Leave1941Linda HallMovie
Some Like It Hot1939Lily RacquelMovie
Cafe Society1939Bells BrowneMovie
Paris Honeymoon1939Barbara Wayne aka Countess De RemiMovie
Unexpected Father1939Dianna DonovanMovie
Prison Farm1938Jean ForestMovie
Thanks for the Memory1938Anne MerrickMovie
The Big Broadcast of 19381938Cleo FieldingMovie
Waikiki Wedding1937Georgia SmithMovie
Blossoms on Broadway1937Sally SheaMovie
San Francisco1936TrixieMovie
The Big Broadcast of 19371936Gwen HolmesMovie
Devil's Squadron1936EuniceMovie
Hideaway Girl1936Toni AinsworthMovie
I Live My Life1935Vi - drunken party guest dozing in armchair next to pianoMovie
Age of Indiscretion1935DottyMovie
It's in the Air1935Cigar Stand Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Crime Does Not Pay Series No. 1 Entitled 'Buried Loot'1935Girl in Apartment (uncredited)Short Film
Calm Yourself1935Mrs. Ruth RockwellMovie
Two Hearts in Wax Time1935Shirley, the Mannequin (uncredited)Short Film
The Girl from Missouri1934Dance Extra (uncredited)Movie
Hollywood Party1934Singer of 'Feelin' High' (uncredited)Movie
Manhattan Melodrama1934Singer in Cotton ClubMovie
The Merry Widow1934Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Morocco Nights1934SingerMovie
Bombshell1933Singer (uncredited)Movie
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